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Monday, June 5, 2017
Sher Bahadur Deuba Becomes Sole Candidate for Nepal PM Saturday June 03,2017
President of the Nepali Congress party Sher Bahadur Deuba was the sole candidate to run for the election of prime minister, the Parliament Secretariat said on Saturday June 03,2017
Any member of the parliament willing to contest the election was asked to register his or her candidacy for the premiership at the Parliament Secretariat, Xinhua reported.
As the deadline expired on Saturday, Deuba was the sole candidate to file his nomination.
Deuba needs 297 votes in the 593-member parliament to win. His Nepali Congress party holds 207 seats while the CPN (Maoist Centre) has 82 seats.
Some other small parties have also thrown their weight behind Deuba's candidacy.
Deuba, 70, served as the prime minister from 1995 to 1997, from 2001 to 2002, and from 2004 to 2005.
Nepal decided to form a new government on the basis of majority votes as per the call by President Bidya Devi Bhandari this week following the failure of major parties to form a consensus government.
The new election in Nepal came after the resignation of Prime Minister Dahal on May 24.
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